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Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life
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Planation Oaks Students Learn 2-Steps to Save a Life

CPR Hands-Only training is  “Staying Alive” for 5th Graders at Clay County Elementary School 

Who: St. Vincent’s HealthCare, Plantation Oaks Elementary School and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market
What: Mass Hands-Only CPR instruction of more than 100 5th grade students attending Plantation Oaks Elementary School
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 beginning at 9 a.m.


Where: Plantation Oaks Elementary School
              4150 Plantation Oaks Boulevard 
              Orange Park, Florida 32065
              (904) 214-7474

Why: St. Vincent’s HealthCare and the American Heart Association-First Coast Market are partnering to teach 5th graders how to perform Hands-Only tm CPR  a simple CPR technique that can save a life.  Each child will use a CPR Anytime Kit, provided by St. Vincent’s HealthCare and follow instruction by Matthew T. Braddock, D.O Family Medicine Resident.

The CPR Anytime kits and training techniques reflect science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Emergency Cardiovascular Care, including an emphasis on Hands-Only™ CPR for adult sudden cardiac arrest.   

  • Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. 
  • Everyone should know how to perform CPR in an emergency.
  • Immediate, effective CPR could more than double a victim's chance of survival. 
  • Push on the chest at a rate of at least 100 beats per minute. 
  • Push to the beat of "Stayin' Alive" and you could save a life.
  • Click here for more information on Hands-Only CPR.


Additional Information: Emergency Medical Services treat nearly 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in the United States. Less than 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy with no known heart disease or other risk factors.


Sudden cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating effectively. A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is blocked. A heart attack may cause cardiac arrest. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.




About the American Heart Association-First Coast Market

The American Heart Association-First Coast Market drives cardiovascular and stroke research — from prevention to treatment — to enable Americans, at all ages, to establish good heart-health habits to prevent cardiovascular disease in their lives, or to improve their quality of life if they have heart disease or stroke. We engage the community and donors through our 3 key initiatives, the Heart Walk, Heart Ball, and Go Red For Women, by providing education and funding opportunities that pave the way for tomorrow’s lifesaving medical innovations which will lead to improved cardiovascular health for the people of Jacksonville and across the country.



About St. Vincent’s HealthCare

St. Vincent’s HealthCare includes: St. Vincent’s Riverside, St. Vincent’s Southside, St. Catherine Labouré Manor, St. Vincent’s Primary Care, Consolidated Laboratories, Advanced Patient Transportation, Seton Pharmacies and Consolidated Pharmacies. St. Vincent’s Medical Center was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke’s Hospital, now St. Vincent’s Southside was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 100,000 associates serving in 70 general acute care hospitals.



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